Man arrested for allegedly mounting camera inside Cal bathroom

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- University police detectives arrested a former University of California at Berkeley employee Thursday on suspicion of more than 24 counts of invasion of privacy, police said.

Police allege 49-year-old Joseph Barbir mounted a covert camera inside a restroom in the Unit I residence hall central building between April and early May, allegedly recording more than 100 people, according to police.

Allegedly, at least two of the victims were minors, police said.

The camera was discovered May 8, police said.

Barbir allegedly posted signs that redirected victims to that restroom, according to police.

Officers have identified many of the victims, police said. If anyone else believes they were a victim, police are asking them to get in touch with Detective Pete Odyniec at (510) 642-1606 or